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Viet Thanh Nguyen: A man of Two Faces (Sydney Writers Festival)

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sydney Writers’ Festival will live-stream its headline events from Sydney to the Mackay region.

Hear celebrated author Viet Thanh Nguyen, hailed as “a conscience of American literature” (The New Yorker), discuss his new work with writer and broadcaster Benjamin Law.

Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel, The Sympathizer, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and numerous other awards. His most recent publication is A Man of Two Faces: A Memoir, A History, A Memorial. His other books are The Committed, a short story collection, The Refugees, Nothing Ever Dies and Race and Resistance. He has also published Chicken of the Sea, a children’s book written in collaboration with his son, Ellison. He is a University Professor at the University of Southern California. A recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations, he is also the editor of The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

After the wild success of Live & Local in 2023, Sydney Writers’ Festival returns to your local library in 2024 to bring the best of the Festival direct to you. Find other Sydney Writers Festival sessions here.

View the Sydney Writers Festival reading list here.

Access to free events is only one of the benefits of library membership. If you are not already a library member, please join at https://library.mackay.qld.gov.au/Montage/Join.aspx

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Conditions of Booking

• A ticket is required for each person attending this event

• If any of the attendees booked in feel unwell or if you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking.

• This session may be filmed/photographed, if you do not wish to be filmed, please make it known to our team at the beginning of the session.

• Hearing loops are available for use at our programs and events. If you would benefit from using this technology at an event you attend, please let us know prior to the event.

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• Use the Eventbrite app to store your ticket and add a reminder to your calendar.

• Please arrive promptly to each event that you have registered to attend.

• Allow time for travel and parking. You can find information about our library locations at www.mackay.qld.gov.au/contactus

• Access to free events is only one of the benefits of library membership. If you are not already a library member, please join at https://library.mackay.qld.gov.au/Montage/Join.aspx

Venue

Sarina Library
65 Broad Street
Sarina, QLD 4737 Australia